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One No, Many Yeses moves the ‘anti-globalisation’ debate on to the next phase. Rather than just

presenting us with the problems posed by an out-of-control global economy, Kingsnorth examines

those already resisting it and the diverse range of alternatives being implemented. 

 

 

 

One No, Many Yeses 

A Journey to the Heart of the Global Resistance Movement

By Paul Kingsnorth 

 

A manifesto, an investigation, a travel book: One No, Many Yeses is an introduction to the new politics of resistance which shows there is much more to anti-globalisation than trashing Starbucks. So, what is it?  Who is involved, what do they want, and how do they aim to get it? 

Kingsnorth has travelled across five continents to visit some of the epicentres of the movement in his attempt to find out.  Along the way, he found a new political movement and a new political idea.  Not socialism, not capitalism, not any ‘ism’ at all, it is united in what it opposes, and deliberately diverse in what it wants instead – a politics of ‘one no, many yeses.’ One No, Many Yeses moves the ‘anti-globalisation’ debate on to the next phase. Rather than just presenting us with the problems posed by an out-of-control global economy, Kingsnorth examines those already resisting it and the diverse range of alternatives being implemented.  Ultimately, he charts the development of a new movement that may yet change the world.Publisher

 

If you liked No Logo…You’ll love One No, Many Yeses. The Times / Gripping, engaging and inspiring  – it will become a classic.George Monbiot

 

It’s as if Alex Garland has taken Naomi Klein on holiday … part visionary, part historian, [Kingsnorth’s] voice is accessible, impassioned and persuasive.Esquire

This gripping, highly personable travelogue is essential reading for anyone who wants to get up to speed with the growing social-justice movement.New Internationalist

An enlightening guide to the ragbag of anti-globalisation movements.New Statesman

‘Reading One No, Many Yeses reminded me of John Reed's classic reportage from the Russian and Mexican revolutions a century ago. Not least because Kingsnorth's book begins with the Zapatistas coming out of the Mexican jungles to declare bankrupt the inheritors of the old Mexican revolution. Can the new movement do better? We shall see, but its literature is starting to shape up quite well.’
New Scientist

Brilliant.The Ecologist / An engagingly-written and worthy successor to No Logo.I-D / Skillfully crafted … investigative journalism of the highest order.Fourth World Review

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Paul Kingsnorth, a writer and campaigner, was born in 1972, in Worcester. Between 1991 and 1994, he studied history at Oxford University. At Oxford, he became  politicised and developed deep ecological concerns. In the first of the many road protests to define the British landscape (from West London to Bath), Kingsnorth was involved in the campaign to protect Twyford Down from the extension of the M3 motorway. He also, while at the university, represented the Green Party on the student union executive, and edited the student newspaper and a national magazine, Green Student.

On leaving university, Kingsnorth spent two months working on an orangutan rehabilitation project in Borneo, before starting work as a researcher and trainee writer at The Independent newspaper, where he remained just under a year before he left to work as a writer and campaigner for the London-based NGO EarthAction.

Two years later he became a freelance journalist, and two years after that, in 1999, deputy editor of The Ecologist, the world’s longest-running green magazine. In 2001 he left the staff of the magazine (for which he still writes a monthly column) to research and write One No, Many Yeses. In 2001, Kingsnorth  was nominated in the New Statesman  as one of Britain’s "Top Troublemakers." He lives in Oxford, on the river Thames.

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AALBC.com's 25 Best Selling Books


 

Fiction

#1 - Justify My Thug by Wahida Clark
#2 - Flyy Girl by Omar Tyree
#3 - Head Bangers: An APF Sexcapade by Zane
#4 - Life Is Short But Wide by J. California Cooper
#5 - Stackin' Paper 2 Genesis' Payback by Joy King
#6 - Thug Lovin' (Thug 4) by Wahida Clark
#7 - When I Get Where I'm Going by Cheryl Robinson
#8 - Casting the First Stone by Kimberla Lawson Roby
#9 - The Sex Chronicles: Shattering the Myth by Zane

#10 - Covenant: A Thriller  by Brandon Massey

#11 - Diary Of A Street Diva  by Ashley and JaQuavis

#12 - Don't Ever Tell  by Brandon Massey

#13 - For colored girls who have considered suicide  by Ntozake Shange

#14 - For the Love of Money : A Novel by Omar Tyree

#15 - Homemade Loves  by J. California Cooper

#16 - The Future Has a Past: Stories by J. California Cooper

#17 - Player Haters by Carl Weber

#18 - Purple Panties: An Eroticanoir.com Anthology by Sidney Molare

#19 - Stackin' Paper by Joy King

#20 - Children of the Street: An Inspector Darko Dawson Mystery by Kwei Quartey

#21 - The Upper Room by Mary Monroe

#22 – Thug Matrimony  by Wahida Clark

#23 - Thugs And The Women Who Love Them by Wahida Clark

#24 - Married Men by Carl Weber

#25 - I Dreamt I Was in Heaven - The Rampage of the Rufus Buck Gang by Leonce Gaiter

Non-fiction

#1 - Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention by Manning Marable
#2 - Confessions of a Video Vixen by Karrine Steffans
#3 - Dear G-Spot: Straight Talk About Sex and Love by Zane
#4 - Letters to a Young Brother: MANifest Your Destiny by Hill Harper
#5 - Peace from Broken Pieces: How to Get Through What You're Going Through by Iyanla Vanzant
#6 - Selected Writings and Speeches of Marcus Garvey by Marcus Garvey
#7 - The Ebony Cookbook: A Date with a Dish by Freda DeKnight
#8 - The Isis Papers: The Keys to the Colors by Frances Cress Welsing
#9 - The Mis-Education of the Negro by Carter Godwin Woodson

#10 - John Henrik Clarke and the Power of Africana History  by Ahati N. N. Toure

#11 - Fail Up: 20 Lessons on Building Success from Failure by Tavis Smiley

#12 -The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander

#13 - The Black Male Handbook: A Blueprint for Life by Kevin Powell

#14 - The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates by Wes Moore

#15 - Why Men Fear Marriage: The Surprising Truth Behind Why So Many Men Can't Commit  by RM Johnson

#16 - Black Titan: A.G. Gaston and the Making of a Black American Millionaire by Carol Jenkins

#17 - Brainwashed: Challenging the Myth of Black Inferiority by Tom Burrell

#18 - A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose by Eckhart Tolle

#19 - John Oliver Killens: A Life of Black Literary Activism by Keith Gilyard

#20 - Alain L. Locke: The Biography of a Philosopher by Leonard Harris

#21 - Age Ain't Nothing but a Number: Black Women Explore Midlife by Carleen Brice

#22 - 2012 Guide to Literary Agents by Chuck Sambuchino
#23 - Chicken Soup for the Prisoner's Soul by Tom Lagana
#24 - 101 Things Every Boy/Young Man of Color Should Know by LaMarr Darnell Shields

#25 - Beyond the Black Lady: Sexuality and the New African American Middle Class  by Lisa B. Thompson

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The New Jim Crow

Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

By Michele Alexander

Contrary to the rosy picture of race embodied in Barack Obama's political success and Oprah Winfrey's financial success, legal scholar Alexander argues vigorously and persuasively that [w]e have not ended racial caste in America; we have merely redesigned it. Jim Crow and legal racial segregation has been replaced by mass incarceration as a system of social control (More African Americans are under correctional control today... than were enslaved in 1850). Alexander reviews American racial history from the colonies to the Clinton administration, delineating its transformation into the war on drugs. She offers an acute analysis of the effect of this mass incarceration upon former inmates who will be discriminated against, legally, for the rest of their lives, denied employment, housing, education, and public benefits. Most provocatively, she reveals how both the move toward colorblindness and affirmative action may blur our vision of injustice: most Americans know and don't know the truth about mass incarceration—but her carefully researched, deeply engaging, and thoroughly readable book should change that.—Publishers Weekly

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Blacks in Hispanic Literature: Critical Essays

Edited by Miriam DeCosta-Willis 

Blacks in Hispanic Literature is a collection of fourteen essays by scholars and creative writers from Africa and the Americas. Called one of two significant critical works on Afro-Hispanic literature to appear in the late 1970s, it includes the pioneering studies of Carter G. Woodson and Valaurez B. Spratlin, published in the 1930s, as well as the essays of scholars whose interpretations were shaped by the Black aesthetic. The early essays, primarily of the Black-as-subject in Spanish medieval and Golden Age literature, provide an historical context for understanding 20th-century creative works by African-descended, Hispanophone writers, such as Cuban Nicolás Guillén and Ecuadorean poet, novelist, and scholar Adalberto Ortiz, whose essay analyzes the significance of Negritude in Latin America. This collaborative text set the tone for later conferences in which writers and scholars worked together to promote, disseminate, and critique the literature of Spanish-speaking people of African descent. . . . Cited by a literary critic in 2004 as "the seminal study in the field of Afro-Hispanic Literature . . . on which most scholars in the field 'cut their teeth'."

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The White Masters of the World

From The World and Africa, 1965

By W. E. B. Du Bois

W. E. B. Du Bois’ Arraignment and Indictment of White Civilization (Fletcher)

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